Miscellaneous Hernando County, Florida Obituaries - 1999

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Maurice I. Helie
Maurice I. Helie, 73, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, April 21, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in Topsham, Maine and moved to this area eight years ago from Brunswick, Maine. He was a retired bus driver for Maine Line Tours, a Boy Scout leader, and a member of Knights of Columbus and St. John the Baptist Church, all of Brunswick. 
Survivors include his wife, Muriel; two sons, Ronald of Topsham and David of Brunswick; a daughter, Elaine Letourneau of Saco, Maine; two brothers, Ovila and Robert, both of Topsham; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Chapel, Brooksville Chapel.

Catherine J. Smits
Catherine J. Smits, 94, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 21, at Heartland of Brooksville. 
She was born in New York, N.Y., and moved to this area four years ago from Hampton Bays, Long Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Victor; two daughters, Eileen Cerney of Jacksonville and Viola Seeney of Spring Hill; a son, Victor of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Freeman Cockrell
Freeman Cockrell, 66, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, April 21, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Danville, Ill., and moved to this area 39 years ago from Danville. He was a production superintendent for Florida Crushed Stone.
Survivors include his wife, Sabra; two sons, Richard and Lonnie, both of Brooksville; two daughters, Connie Anhalt of Jacksonville and Rhonda Raggs of Brooksville; a brother, Floyd of Brooksville; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Coulson C. Edington, Jr.
Coulson C. Edington, Jr., 80, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, April 18, at home.
He was born in Bluffton, Ind., and moved to this area eight years ago. He retired from the City of Bluffton Electric Dept., was a life member of Bluffton Elks Lodge and a member of Fellowship Wesleyan Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; a brother, Eugene of Bluffton; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, Ind.

Michael Wayne Morris
Michael Wayne Morris, 52, of Brooksville, died Tuesday, April 20, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., and moved to this area nine years ago from New York City. He retired from the City of New York Sanitation Dept., was a U.S. Navy veteran and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Michael A. and Joseph, both of Valley Stream, N.Y.; and his mother, Catherine of Spring Hill.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Roger Allan Valkema
Roger Allan Valkema, 65, of Brooksville, died Wednesday, April 21, at Tampa General Hospital.
He moved to this area three years ago from his native Holland, Mich. He was a retired pastor of United Methodist Church of Horton Bay, Mich., and a member of the American Legion Band and Central Wesleyan Church, both of Holland.
Survivors include his wife, Beryl; four sons, Douglas and Gregory, both of Holland, David of Chicago, Ill, and Steven of Fenville, Mich.; a sister, Joyce Chrysler of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and six grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Richard A. Wells
Richard A. Wells, 80, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 21, at Vencor Hospital Central, Tampa.
He was born in Asheville, N.C., and moved to this area 15 years ago from Miami. He was an irrigation contractor for several area golf courses, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of Masonic Lodge 248 of Newton, N.C., and American Legion of Newton and Winter Haven.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a son, Thomas R. of Winter Haven; and a grandchild.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Shirley M. Warren
Shirley M. Warren, 44, of Brooksville, died Thursday, April 22, at her home.
She was born in Springfield, Mass., and moved to this area seven years ago from Chicopee, Mass. She was a homemaker and a Roman Catholic by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Don; three sons, William Gosselin and Chris, both of Brooksville, and John of Lel Cajon, Calif.; and a sister, Peady O'Connor of Brooksville.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Doris E. Alitz
Doris E. Alitz, 88, of Brooksville, died Thursday, April 22, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
She was born in Lee County, Ky., and moved to this area 25 years ago from Highpoint, N.C. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of Christian Life Assembly of God Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include a son, James Wright of Brooksville; four daughters, Lois Myers of Thomasville, N.C., Barbara Winchester of Chandler, Ariz., Shirley Holiway of Brooksville, and Linda Dennis of Chandler; 19 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Marlin Edward "Ed" Paschal
Marlin Edward "Ed" Paschal, 73, of Brooksville, died Thursday, April 22.
He was born in Ozark, Ala., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Enterprise, Ala. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; three daughters, Debbie of Georgia, and Patricia and Betty Jean of Anniston, Ala.; two sons, James Michael and James Edward, both of Anniston; two brothers, Ernest T. and Frankie Gene; and five sisters, Doris Gibson, Virginia Cain, Wilma Harrison, Shirley Marlow and Annie Houston.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

John L. Kowal
John L. Kowal, 88, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Friday, April 23, at his home.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to this area 20 years ago from Illinois. He was a director in the security industry and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Robert of Brooksville and Daniel of Evanston, Ill.; a daughter, Penelope Thomas of Evanston; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes & Crematory, U.S. 19, Spring Hill Chapel.

Eugenie Victorine Murphy
Eugenie Victorine Murphy, 86, died Thursday, April 22, at a Ft. Pierce hospital. She was a retired China painting teacher; was listed in Who's Who in American Art; a member of the American Artist Professional League, the American Watercolor Association and the Professional Art Guild.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved from Sayville, N.Y. to Spring Hill 10 years ago and moved to Ft. Pierce one month ago. 
She is survived by a daughter, Eugenie Weber of Cherry Valley, N.Y.; two sons, William J. Clarke of Kingston, N.Y. and Robert K. Clarke of Glens Falls, N.Y.; a sister, Dorothy Vasallo of Spring Hill; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home, Ft. Pierce.

Emily R. Molin
Emily R. Molin, 77, of Spring Hill, died Saturday, April 24, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and moved to this area three years ago from Wilmington, Del. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Wilmington.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Jarman of Spring Hill; a son, Thomas of Townsend, Del.; a brother, Elwood Robinson of Wilmington; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Homes and Crematory, Seven Hills Chapel.

Joseph J. Scavona
Joseph J. Scavona, 80, of Brookridge, Brooksville, died Sunday, April 25, at home.
He was a native of Dunkirk, N.Y., and a winter resident of this area coming from Erie, Pa. He was a retired stationary engineer and a veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah; and two sons, James and William, both of Erie.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.

Arden A. Franklin
Arden A. Franklin, 57, of Spring Hill, died Sunday, April 25, at his home.
He was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and moved to this area recently from New York City, N.Y. He was a machinist for Columbia University, a member of Coffee Boys United and a Protestant by faith.
Survivors include his companion, Marjorie Laborde of Spring Hill; three sons, Richard, Gordon and Gary, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Ebert of Spring Hill and Ian "Abdul" of Brooklyn; two sisters, Dorris Mason of Trinidad and Daphne Colley of Spring Hill; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

James Mario Alvarez
James Mario Alvarez, 59, of Crystal River, died Monday, April 26, at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., and moved to this area a year ago from Tulare, Calif. He was a retired papermaker for a paper company and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; four sons, Tom of Canyon Lake, Calif., Brian of Apollo Beach, Donavon of Crystal River and Joey of Tampa; three daughters, Denise Alberigi of Plant City, Tracy Dechellis of Brandon and Kelly Sample of Apollo Beach; three brothers, David Thomas of Montezuma, Ind., Albert of Puerto Rico and Steve Parker of Thonotosassa; a sister, Pat Menendez of Odessa; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

George Louis Boccabello
George Louis Boccabello, 76, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 26, at home.
He was born in Washington, D.C., and moved to this area eight years ago from McLean, Va. He was an accountant for Paul Brothers Oldsmobile, Washington, D.C., a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son, Robert of Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, Joan Brown of Rockville, Md., Annette of Boston, Mass., and Maryann Palmer of Atlanta; a sister, Mary Gargus of Gaithersburg, Md.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.

Marilyn W. Bliss
Marilyn W. Bliss, 68, of Timber Pines, Spring Hill, died Monday, April 26, at her home.
She was a native of Utica, N.Y., and moved to this area recently from Ellicottville, N.Y. She was a retired school teacher for the New York Public School System and was an assistant travel manager for AAA.
Survivors include her husband, Donald G.; a son, Gregory of Wilmette, Ill.; a daughter, Susan of Rochester, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Spring Hill.

Dorothy Young Cadugan
Dorothy Young Cadugan, 77, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 26, at Spring Hill Regional Hospital.
She was born in Sharon, Pa., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Gibsonia, Pa.
She was a member of the First United Church of Spring Hill, the Pennsylvania Club, and a volunteer at The Little Red Shool House Library.
Survivors inclue her husband, William; a daughter, Ann Christine Meyer; and two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Arrangements by Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Seven Hills Chapel.

Leonard F. Halby
Leonard F. Halby, 79, a lifelong resident of Brooksville, died Saturday, April 24, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.
He was born in Tampa. He was a retired telephone cable installer, and a member of First Baptist Church of Masaryktown. Survivors include two sons, Floyd of Webster, and Leonard of Masaryktown; a daughter, Minnie Askevich of Alexander, Ark.; a brother, Michael of Spokane, Wash.; and three grandchildren. Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel.

Randy Dean Raines
Randy Dean Raines, 48, of White Cloud, Mich., formerly of Brooksville, died Friday, April 23, in White Cloud.
He was born in Albert Lea, Minn., and moved to this area for 17 years before moving to White Cloud. He was a slitter for Mol Belting and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Carla; two sons, Charles of White Cloud and Greg of Newaygo, Mich.; a daughter, Julie Osborn of White Cloud; and three brothers, Dennis of Cleveland, Miss., Charles of Brooksville and Mike Neal of Iowa.
Arrangements by Crandell Funeral Home, White Cloud.

Frederick H. Emanuelli, Jr.
Frederick H. Emanuelli, Jr., 79, of Cloverleaf, Brooksville, died Sunday, April 25, at Evergreen Woods Health Care Center.
He was born in New York City and moved to this area 17 years ago from West Milford, N.J. He was a public school administrator, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, a member of Elks Lodge 2582 of Brooksville and a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include two sons, Fred H. III of Bound Brook, N.J., and Peter of Iowa City, Iowa; a daughter, Mary Jean Lippincott of W. Milford; a brother, Robert of Butler, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes & Crematory, Brooksville Chapel.

Frank DeMara, Jr.
Frank DeMara, Jr., 83, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 26, at Oak Hill Hospital.
He was born in St. Louis, Mo., and moved to this area 17 years ago from Berkley, Mich. He was an electrician for Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., a member of Masonic Lodge F&AM, Berkley, and Elks Lodge 2582, Brooksville, and a Methodist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Alice; two sons, Richard DeMara of Burns, Tenn., and Timothy DeMara of Clawson, Mich.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Brooksville.

Minnie Hanson
Minnie Hanson, 88, of Spring Hill, died Monday, April 26, at Oak Hill Hospital.
She was born in Mangum, Mich., and moved to this area 24 years ago from Marquette, Mich. She was a housewife and a Lutheran by faith.
She is survived by her sister, Lillian Steen of Marquette.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Henry Susi
Henry Susi, 78, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 27, at Hospice House of Pasco County.
He was born in Lewis run, Pa., and moved to this area eight years ago from Dallas, Texas. He was a retired hairstylist and a member of VFW Post 10209, Spring Hill, Weeki Wachee Basha-China-Burma India Veterans Association, Italian American Club of Hernando County and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Spring Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine; a son, David of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Goodwin of Ensenada, Mexico; a brother, Angelo of Erie, Pa.; a sister, Mayme Cocco of Bradford, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Robert & Son Cremation Service, Spring Hill/Brooksville.

Francesco (Frank) Antoscia, Jr.
Francesco (Frank) Antoscia, Jr., 70, of Spring Hill, died Tuesday, April 27, at his home.
He was born in Providence, R.I., and moved to this area 14 years ago from Cranston, R.I. He was a chief stewart, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a Christian by faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Flora Krueger of Bahama, N.C., Diane of Bedford, N.H., and Sandra Stamper of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, George of Charleston, R.I.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Turner Funeral Homes, Spring Hill Chapel.

Barbara A. Wilcox
Barbara A. Wilcox, 65, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, April 28, at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Evansville, Ind., and moved to this area two years ago from Warwick, R.I. She was a retired packer for Stanley-Bostitch.
Survivors include her husband, Russell O.; three sons, Walter Donovan of Ozona, Thomas Donovan of Chicago, Ill., and Lawrence Donovan of Spring Hill; a daughter, Pamela Richardson of Chicago; two stepsons, Russell and Wayne D., both of Warwick, R.I.; two sisters, Marie Contino of Stonington, Conn., and Sandra Michaels of Spring Hill; a brother, Richard Alger of Spring Hill; and 12 grandchildren.
Arrangements by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel, Brooksville.


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